Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 1.01%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 1.01% – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Materials , Consumer Staples and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC rose 1.01% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Industrias Penoles Sab De CV (MX: PENOLES ), which rose 3.91% or 15.41 points to trade at 409.65 at the close. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB De CV (MX: SANMEXB ) added 3.23% or 0.900 points to end at 28.730 and Arca Continental , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: AC ) was up 3.08% or 4.06 points to 135.93 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Megacable Holdings, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: MEGACPO ), which lost 2.68% or 2.200 points to trade at 80.000 in late trade. Grupo Financiero Inbursa , SAB De CV (MX: GFINBURO ) declined 1.17% or 0.380 points to end at 32.120 and Becle SA (MX: CUERVO ) shed 0.72% or 0.230 points to 31.500.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 134 to 103 and 16 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.61% or 7.90 to $1305.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.47% or 0.28 to hit $60.12 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.71% or 0.47 to trade at $66.63 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.20% to 19.6738, while EUR/MXN rose 0.27% to 23.6222.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 91.99.

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